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600,000+ members
Union members in NSW are paid more,
get better conditions and
receive greater protections at work.

60+ unions
Unions NSW is the peak body,
representing affiliated unions
across almost every industry in NSW.

150 years
Workers have been organising,
educating and fighting for their
rights at Sydney Trades Hall since 1895.

Latest Campaign


  • Why are NSW teachers on strike? The teaching profession has reached a crisis point in NSW due to a decade of rising workloads, uncompetitive salaries and growing staff shortages. The NSW Government has failed to address these problems, leaving teachers with no choice but strike. Read more

Latest Event


  • 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence We all share a responsibility to drive forward Gender Equality and reduce sexual, domestic and family violence and harassment in Australia. This is why Unions NSW is launching an Australia-leading Gender Equality Position Paper and series of events for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. Register

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Latest Publication


  • Gender Equality Position Paper Unions NSW values equality, justice, integrity and progressing the lives of working people. Unions NSW will, in partnership with affiliates, use its powerful civil society voice and formidable industrial influence to advocate to government and employers for workplace gender equality. Read more

Joining a union is your best way to protect your rights at work and the life you enjoy outside of work.

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